They’ve Got that Loving Feeling and It’s Righteous: We Visit with Bill Medley and Bucky Heard of the Current Iteration of the Righteous Brothers at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for an Unchained CYInterview
Some of the greatest musical acts of the last 50 years can be seen on the Las Vegas Strip. One of those acts is The Righteous Brothers. Known for their hits You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling and Unchained Melody, among others, fans can experience founding member Bill Medley and Bucky Heard, who replaced the late Bobby Hatfield in 2016, singing what are some of the greatest tunes in music history.
In 2003 Bobby Hatfield passed away and until 2016 the Righteous Brothers ceased to exist. However, after much demand, Bill Medley revived the duo, pairing with singer Bucky Heard – who he had known for more than a decade. The pair has a residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and is already booked for 27 weeks in 2019. Both men acknowledge that Bobby Hatfield could never be replaced. However, the public still hungers for the songs of the Righteous Brothers. When we attended their show this past Saturday December 29th, the Harrah’s Showroom where they perform was filled to capacity.
There are poignant moments to be experienced during Bill Medley and Bucky Heard’s performance. A few that stand out include Bill Medley singing Unchained Melody, with a video montage screened above showing him and the late Bobby Hatfield. Bucky Heard sings some verses of a famous Luciano Pavarotti song in Italian. And finally, we are introduced to Bill Medley’s daughter, McKenna Medley, during the show. Bill performs with her as well.
Owing to the musical mastery of Bill Medley and Bucky Heard, the spirit of Bobby Hatfield and the outstanding contributions of the backup singers and the band, you will feel like you experienced something special.
In 2003 before Bobby Hatfield passed away, The Righteous Brothers were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After the evening performance we attended, we had a chance to CYInterview Bill Medley and Bucky Heard in their dressing room backstage, at the Harrah’s Showroom. You can see our photo with them above.
During their CYInterview, we touched on everything from how this Las Vegas show became a reality to what the late Bobby Hatfield might think of The Righteous Brothers being revived to Bill Medley’s thoughts on You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling in the movie Top Gun and Unchained Melody in the film Ghost, among other topics.
You can read the highlights and listen to the entire CYInterview below:
Listen to the entire Bill Medley and Bucky Heard CYInterview: